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Frequently Asked Questions & How-Tos

What is the newsgroup server URL?
Grande's newsgroup server is news.grandecom.net.
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How many simultaneous connections are permitted?
You may open two connections per IP address.
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What is the maximum usable bandwidth per connection?
1024 kbps per thread (2048 kbps total per IP address)
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What is the retention time of messages?
Text: About 2 years, Binary: Approximately 4 months.
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Can I access the Grande news server when I am travelling?
No, our server only permits access to customers physically on the Grande network. If you need access while travelling, you might consider a third party news service such as Giganews or Easynews.
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How can I add a newsgroup to the Grande Usenet servers?
All valid Usenet newsgroups have a control message stored at ftp://ftp.isc.org/pub/usenet/control/alt/ - if the requested group exists there, we will add it promptly. Please contact our Technical Support Center to request it. If you are attempting to create a new group, please follow the directions at http://www.visi.com/~barr/alt-creation-guide.html and http://www.gweep.ca/~edmonds/usenet/good-newgroup.html. After the control message is created, please contact us to add the new group.
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